I grew up watching the Capitals and playing street hockey in the 80's, and this one older kid would sometimes be a referee. He always wore an authentic Dave Christian Capitals jersey. It was so different from the replica jerseys of the time and from then on, I wanted an authentic Capitals jersey. Authentic Capitals jerseys were always the most expensive jerseys you could buy because of the individually sewn letters in the logo and the 16 individually sewn stars. It wasn't until the late 1990's after the Capitals had changed their look to the eagle-style jerseys that I was able to afford one. While looking for the old red, white and blue, I happened to find Murf Denny's web site. Murf was one of the pioneer's of the game-worn hobby and he had one Capitals jersey listed - a red #32 Lou Franceschetti. Needless to say, I bought it.

Items in the collection

The jerseys, equipment, and other memorabilia featured on this site are all part of my collection. I have displayed items from my collection at the Verizon Center and the 2010 and 2011 Caps Conventions. I also attend several game-worn jersey and hockey memorabilia conventions each year and I usually bring a few items to display.
I am always interested in acquiring more items for the museum, especially game worn/used items. I am also very interested in items from the 1970s or 1980s, including photos, negatives, slides, programs and any video footage of games. If you have anything you think I might be interested in, please email me at capsjerseys1@gmail.com